News 2013

Title: Club Training Officer's Workshop - The Burren
Date: 02-03/11/2013
System Date: 02-03/11/2013

Club Training Officers Workshop

Venue: The Burren OEC

Dates: 02-03/11/2013

Participants: 18

Clubs represented: 12

Bank of Ireland HWC
Westport Hill Walkers
Bogtrotters, Nire Valley
Dingle Hill Walkers
Cork Mountaineering Club
Sligo MC
Hill Walkers Club
The Irish Ramblers
West Clare Walking Club
Ballyhoura Bears
Clare Outdoor Club

A very successful and productive Club Training Officers workshop took place last weekend in the Burren. The course was run by Dave Gaughran, Jane Carney and Helen Lawless.

The workshop focussed on strategies to teach navigation, coaching movement skills for steeper terrain, equipment, how to encourage club members to take personal responsibility, planning walks, benefits and supports of Mountaineering Ireland membership, grants. The MI bookshop was also made available. Indoor and outdoor sessions were timed perfectly to miss the heavy rain.

Input from trainers was gathered and offered up for sharing with all clubs involved.  An email group for CTO’s has been created to facilitate updates.

If you would like to be added to this group please forward your CTO email and name.

As always we welcome your ideas and requests to assist with club training. The MI website includes resources that would be of great use for training and worth directing your club members to.

See: Hillwalking, Mountain Training/Training downloads-Navigation.

Jane Carney
Training Officer
Mountaineering Ireland
+353 16251112